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Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor | School of Humanities and Sciences

James Ferguson

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor
Stanford School of Humanities and Science

Department of Anthropology

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and a professor in the department of anthropology. He previously taught for many years at the University of California, Irvine.

His major publications include The Anti-politics Machine: "Development", Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho (Cambridge UP, 1990); Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt (U. California Press, 1999); Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order (Duke UP, 2006); and Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution (Duke UP, 2015). Ferguson holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MA and PhD from Harvard University.

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